Saturday, January 14, 2012

Starting off my big plans.

Now that life has settled back into a normal routine, I have renewed my efforts toward decorating our home. My biggest project right now is finding a fabric for kitchen curtains, and I don't really love anything that I've found in stores. I went to in search of the perfect fabric, and I'm not sure if I've found it yet. Here is a peek at the samples I ordered, as well as two of my kitchen windows.
 My favorite of the group is the top left, Ben's is the middle middle. I'm not completely sold on either. If you didn't already know this, I am obsessed with chevron. Yes, I know that it's ridiculously trendy right now, but I just love it anyway. Unfortunately, none of these chevrons work. The gray clashes with the greige (gray + beige) wall, the turquoise is just too matchy, and the cerulean (looks royal blue in the picture) one doesn't look right either. Maybe I should start looking for fewer prints and more solids with a great texture, or a fabric with a very subtle pattern?
My kitchen's little dining area. The flowers are a lovely gift from Ben's Aunt Carrie. So nice! I need curtains for these two windows, plus a little window above my sink. I don't want to do panels... I would prefer some type of valence. Any opinions are welcome!

{hello, creepy cat}

I finally got my hair cut and colored this morning. Hooray! I usually go in every 8 weeks, and by the time I hit that 7 or 8 week mark I am itching to get my hair done. My hair girl is moving to Nevada in June, which means that I'll need to find a new hair person after that. Any recommendations on a great stylist in the Provo/Orem area?

I just started reading The Happiest Toddler on the Block, as we have officially reached the difficult toddler stage. Dylan really is a well behaved boy, but about 5% of the time he can be really whiny, tantrumy, etc. I just want to know the best way that I can deal with this as a parent, and hopefully raise a "patient, respectful, cooperative" little Dylan. So far the book makes a lot of sense and has already helped me. 

Have a great weekend, friends!


Alyssa said...

I love the colors in your dining area! Hope you find a fabric you like! That can be so frustrating!

Just Jaime said...

The bottom middle is my favorite.

I miss my hair stylist in Orem SO MUCH. Her name is Whitney Hunsaker and she works at Platinum Studio, behind Costco.

Taylor Kowallis said...

You look HOT as always! Miss you so much! You definitely need different colors for your curtains! Just pick an accent color you want with the gray and teal! I like the orange one! And I like the one under that swatch too!

Kathleen said...

I love the molding around your windows--and honestly, I wouldn't cover that up with curtains! Maybe I'm weird like that... but I love architectural detail. Curtains are for ugly windows.

sarahbclark! said...

i like the middle left the best. it ties in the pillows you have on your couch. :)
and you're so pretty!
i'm pretty obsessed with chevron patterns too. i'd like to incorporate some into my (hopefully) new house.

Sarah said...

Glad that you showed off your cute new haircut & color. LOVE it. My hair girl is semi close to you-PG/Lindon. Aspen Salon off State just past Wal-Mart & in the Smith's parking lot.
Malorie Christensen.

Anonymous said...

i am OBSESSED with top left fabric. do IT!! also, my hair girl does famous people's hair. they fly in from all over to get their hair done by her. she is in AF. real close(ish) to the office. let me know. i can hook you up. great with color and of course cut.